Average Bar Tender Hourly Pay

$9.52
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$500
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The average hourly pay for a Bar Tender is $9.52.
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$4.08
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$9.52
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$14.95
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$4 - $15
Bonus
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$10,589 - $47,790
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Job Description for Bar Tender

Bar Tender Tasks
  • Provide beer, wine, liquor and related bar service to guests.
  • Collect customer payment, provide receipts, and keep an accurate till through a shift.
  • Keep a clean workstation that adheres to all applicable liquor laws and health codes relating to the service of food and drink.
  • Follow recipes to make cost-efficient, accurate, and consistent drinks for all customers.
  • Track inventory, memorize beer, wine and spirit menu, and be aware of all prices.

Job Satisfaction for Bar Tender

3.6 out of 5
(11)
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3Reviews

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Pay by Experience Level for Bar Tender

An entry-level Bar Tender with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.82 based on 6 salaries. An early career Bar Tender with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.60 based on 44 salaries. A mid-career Bar Tender with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $8.00 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Bar Tender with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.17 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $10.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 100 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.0%
Early Career
44.0%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
8.0%